USD/CHF turns sideways after Fed-inspired volatility, focus shifts to US NFP


  • USD/CHF is displaying back-and-forth moves around 0.9450 after sheer volatility.
  • A slowdown in growth rate and labor demand, and a decline in October inflation support Fed’s less-hawkish commentary.
  • The US NFP is expected to display weak job numbers considering cues from US ADP Employment.

The USD/CHF pair turned sideways around 0.9450 in the early Asian session. Federal Reserve (Fed)-inspired massacre in the asset was followed by a casual recovery from around 0.9430, and the asset has turned sideways now to ease sky-rocketing volatility.

The risk appetite is extremely solid as the commentary from Fed chair Jerome Powell has confirmed that policymakers will consider a lower rate hike for December monetary policy meeting.

The less-hawkish commentary from the Fed chair sent the US Dollar Index (DXY) on a downside swing to near 105.80. The USD Index has also shown a mild recovery to near 106.00, however, the downside bias has been cemented. A stellar run in S&P500 portrays a cheerful market mood.

Meanwhile, the US Treasury yields have witnessed a bloodbath as investors poured liquidity into US Treasury bonds. The 10-year US Treasury yields have dropped to 3.60%.

The decision to slow down the current pace of the interest rate hike by the Fed is backed by a deceleration in the employment generation process, a slowdown in growth rate, and a surprise decline in October’s inflation, which have put the Fed in a position where rate hike pace could be eased. The foremost agenda of the Fed is to bring price stability but it is not appropriate to ‘Crash the economy and clean it afterwards, cited by Fed Chair.

For further guidance, investors are shifting their focus toward the United States Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) data, which will release on Friday. The official employment report is expected to display a weaker number considering cues from US Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Employment data, showing fresh addition of 127K jobs in November.

On the Swiss franc front, investors keep an eye on Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. The monthly annual CPI figures are seen unchanged at 0.1% and 3.0%, respectively. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman Thomas J. Jordan is still in favor of an expansionary policy to keep up the economic prospects.

USD/CHF

Overview
Today last price 0.944
Today Daily Change -0.0100
Today Daily Change % -1.05
Today daily open 0.954
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 0.9629
Daily SMA50 0.9803
Daily SMA100 0.9719
Daily SMA200 0.9639
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 0.9546
Previous Daily Low 0.946
Previous Weekly High 0.9598
Previous Weekly Low 0.9388
Previous Monthly High 1.0148
Previous Monthly Low 0.9781
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.9513
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.9493
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.9485
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.943
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.94
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.957
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.9601
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.9656

 

 

 

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